Fear & Anxiety // The Proper Perspective

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But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
— Matthew 6:33

Matthew 6:33 is one of two of my favorite verses in the Bible! It makes a mission in life so clear.

Put God first and everything that you worry about and fear will take care of itself.

Jesus is illustrating that us humans worry about so many fears in our life; worry that is an overflow from our fears. And he shares that if God will take care of the birds and the vegetation, how much more will He attend to your needs?

I get it--worry comes easy and is hard to fight. But worry can cause so much harm to how God wants to use you. It seeps into your relationships, job, and finances, just to name a few. And when it gets in there, distrust and lack of faith take root. Instead of having the distorted perspective we discussed last week, have a proper one!

The proper direction for your eyes isn’t on the things of this world and your worries but on God. When that perspective begins to get distorted, recite this verse and fix your eyes on Jesus. That might mean putting on some worship music, or hitting the ground in prayer, or stepping back from a situation. If you can get your eyes on God and focus on Him, all those other elements will fall into place.

Cast your care on God and He will take care of everything else.